Jessie J has discussed what she perceives to be a difference in the way she is viewed by US audiences compared to those in her native UK.
The London-born former judge of The Voice recently spoke to Women’s Health, bemoaning the lack of recognition she receives in the UK, particularly her lack of Brit Award nominations.
“It makes me sad,” she is quoted as saying. “I’ve done the Grammys, the VMAs… my profile in America is that I’m kind of celebrated as one of the greatest singers and I love it.”
Jessie J has received two British Female Solo Artist nominations so far in her career, the first in 2012 and another in 2014. She also won the Brits Critic’s Choice award in 2011 and is nominated for Best British Video this year for ‘Flashlight’.
Elsewhere in the Women’s Health interview, Jessie J described her career ambitions, saying that she wants to be known as one of the best-ever performers. “I wanna be up there with the Celine Dions, the Whitneys, the Beyoncés and Arethas,” she said.
“I go hard because I hope and pray that one day, people look back and go, ‘She could really fucking sing, you know.’ Which is why I keep going.”
Jessie J released her third studio album ‘Sweet Talker’ in 2014. It included the lead single ‘Bang Bang’, featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Her recent single ‘Flashlight’ was released last April, written by Sia and featuring on the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack.